The Australian Sailing and Cruising Club is a club for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people and their friends in Sydney and across Australia. We welcome boats and boaters of all types – sail, power, dinghy, windsurf, kite, kayak – if it floats, you’re welcome to join in!
The Club is based in Sydney and organises regular events during the year both on the water and the land – guests and visitors to Sydney are welcome – you don’t have to own a boat to be a member.
Our Social meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, at the Trovata Restuarant (76 Stanley St, East Sydney, 1st floor). All are welcome.
Note also, that is the weather is good on other weekends, there is a decent chance that some member’s will be taking their boats out for an “unofficial” event, usually planned last minute, once forecasts are available.
For those of us with sticks-and-rags (yachts with a mast) try avoiding playing MIddle Harbour Bridge Limbo (so taking care to note the Spit Bridge opening times)..
We plan to head up into the upper arms of Middle Harbour and stay overnight in either Sugarloaf or Bantry Bay, surrounded by Garigal National Park. Lets hope for a dry weekend.
Chat with boat owners before the event (the social meeting is the Tuesday before), and see if you can finagle a bunk for the night.
Kayak access is another option, with several places you can put in (like Roseville bridge) or rent one from The Spit
Hop on the F7 Eastern suburbs ferry and come with us to visit the Naval Museum (Garden Island), before we continue on to Watsons Bar for lunch at Doyles. The ferries which stop at Garden Island are 5 minutes before the hour (so a long wait if you miss it).
The museum is a short trip from Circular Quay, has an amazing collection, and the view of the Harbour (a short walk up the hill) is stunning.
If the museum isn’t your thing, just hop a later ferry to Watsons Bay and join us for a bite of lunch.
Dale Collings from Melbourne, with fellow ASCC member Neil Cossor and two local crew (Elad and Hallie) had an overwhelming lead – winning ten out of twelve races entered, and then they were second in those they didn’t win.
Full results here